Originally Posted by FountainandFairfax
Well, when you're nervous or anxious, your sphincter puckers-up so tight that it'd be awfully tough for an accident to actually happen.
It seems to me like your fear of it happening actually prevents it from happening.
I was debating about whether to reply to this topic or not, because it is embarrassing...
But I would have to disagree with you on this. I don't have a "phobia" about this... at least not as bad as sodapop, but I occasionally struggle with "accidents" like this that happen, or almost happen, when I'm nervous and/or anxious. It mostly happens during really stressful times, like before tests or presentations at school (thankfully I'm done, but once I get a job, I may still have to deal with presentations)... and seem to be worse if I happen to be driving somewhere, like I'll be on the interstate and know
that I'm nowhere near a bathroom. The anxiousness/nervousness does not
stop the actual accident from happening, and in fact, increases the chances that it will. The best way I deal with it when it happens, aside from finding a restroom ASAP, is to try to stop thinking about it and calm down. It doesn't always work, but I at least feel a little better until I can find a bathroom.